A waterfront home along Mount Maunganui’s heralded main beach has been sold for a record $9.525 million.
The four-bedroom, three-storey, 540 square metre home on Marine Parade, Mount Maunganui, sold by tender, with two other offers also presented.
Listing agent Kay Ganley, from Bayleys Mount Maunganui, says the home was “next level, absolutely stunning”.
It features an infinity pool, gym, library, guest kitchenette, award-winning kitchen and dramatic hand-carved underground Hinuera-stone wine cellar.
She says the home was built with materials of the highest quality, including marble, native timbers and hand-carved stone. The walls to the front and sides of the house were constructed using about 40,000 quarry stones by a local stonemason.
The home has features such as an infinity pool, gym and library. Howling Wolf Media.
Kay says it was the most beautiful home she has marketed in 23 years.
She is not surprised by the sale price:
“We were introducing buyers over $9 million.”
“A private rear-sited in ground infinity pool is a social hub with a vast range of additional leisure and lifestyle inclusions inside and out to enhance and savour creature comforts. Flooded with natural light, the home’s sleek interior boasts three expansive living areas and an award-winning Glen Johns kitchen.
“Four bedrooms are served by three bathrooms, two powder rooms, a media room, and fully resourced home office.”
REINZ confirm the price was a record for a residential property in Mount Maunganui, breaking the previous record of $9.5 million for an apartment block.
Views over the water are plentiful. Howling Wolf Media.
Mount Maunganui’s main beach has been crowned New Zealand’s Best Beach several times by TripAdvisor.
Kay says the home sold to a farming family from Waikato, which was fitting as it had a “lovely family feel”.
A separate media room. Howling Wolf Media.
Ground-floor bedroom. Howling Wolf Media.
The house has been sold to a farming family in the Waikato. Howling Wolf Media.